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New Chinese Policy Favors Wood

On May 4, 2016, Minister Chen highlighted the environmental benefits of wood compared to steel and concrete and discussed the need to promote wood construction. The speech detailed how the latest 5-year plan will impact the direction of… more

New Employment Opportunities with Canada Wood in Shanghai

Canada Wood Group looking for wood construction specialists for China. 
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
You will have a strong construction background. Ideally you will have climbed the construction ranks from a carpenter to site superintendent and… more

Interview with Managing Director Bruce St.John

Bruce St. John joined Canada Wood China in January, taking on the role of Interim Managing Director. His mandate includes:

Recruiting a permanent managing director
Aligning the goals of Canada Wood China with the goals of… more

An introduction to China’s Five-Year Plans

China’s five-year plan (FYP) is the country’s decision of social, economic and political aspects. Its full name is “The Five-Year Plan on National Economic and Social Development of People’s Republic of China”. The FYP is a… more

‘Tall Wood’ Code Options being Evaluated in China

In an interesting development, China’s Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Development (MOHURD) recently announced its intention to evaluate and draft within one year a ‘tall wood’ building code for loadbearing wood structures which… more

The Novartis Cafeteria ready to open

This is a 1200m2 cafeteria project in Shanghai designed by Japanese much acclaimed architect Kengo Kuma who enjoys the reputation for exquisite design that embraces wood element.  The pharma company Novartis is the owner of this building… more

Sino-Canada Eco-district project shows progress

The Sino-Canada Eco-District project, which is located in the Tianjin Binhai Tourism area is making progress. The project area is 1.8 km2 with the first phase over a five year period of about 1 Km2.  The current investors/developers of… more

China Economy, Construction, Lumber Shipments

The bank’s preliminary Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 49.6 in June, the highest in three months but still below the breakeven point of 50, HSBC said in a statement.The index, which is compiled by information… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
HSBC flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy.
* Reinforces expectations of fresh policy stimulus
* Output sub-index at 13-month low
* New export orders at 23-month low
* Premier Li says 7-pct growth target achievable… more

Chinese Architects and Developers Visit Canada

Some 40 Chinese architects and developers visited B.C from March 1-8. The purpose of the mission was to inspire and stimulate Chinese designers/developers’ interest in modern timber structures as well as to gain a better knowledge… more

Winning Design now a reality in Suzhou

The Winning Design of 2014 Timber Structure Architectural Design Course named “Dragon Bench” was made into a real structure and is now sited at the entrance of Suzhou (Jinfeng) Urban Design Industry Park, right in front of a… more